As I mentioned in my previous post, I traveled to Bangkok to help out with our coverage following the May 22 military coup.
Here are links to a few of the stories I worked on:
- Turmoil Costing Thailand Conference Business
- Thailand Sees Widespread Facebook Outage
- Social-Media Companies Skip Meeting With Thai Junta
- Thai Junta Says Facebook, Google Meetings Called Off
And, perhaps most memorably:
Anti-coup protesters in Thailand are adopting a symbol of resistance from a science fiction movie in which citizens struggle against a tyrannical government in a dark, dystopian future.
A few dozen demonstrators on Sunday gathered in a flash-mob style protest at a Bangkok shopping mall, where many held anti-army signs and raised their hands in a three fingered salute aimed at nearby troops.
The gestures were similar to those used by heroine Katniss Everdeen and other characters in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” a globally popular movie based on one of Suzanne Collins’s hit trilogy of books. Western films and other popular culture are widely consumed in Thailand.
To hear me discussing the three-fingered “Hunger Games” salute, see the WSJ Live video embedded above and online here.
And finally, for more on the Facebook issue, see this story I wrote just a few days ago: